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Post by Bruce » Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:41 pm

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I bought 5 gallons of gasoline for my gas powered generator in preparation of hurricane Jose. Now it's looking like Jose is pussing out and might only generate 40 mph winds tops. Now I have to run my generator just to burn off the gasoline so I can put the generator safely back in storage. It's a waste of $15 and the neighbors are sure to get bitchy from hearing the noise of my generator for a full day. Fuck!

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Re: First World Problems

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:53 pm

Why not siphon it into your car?
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Re: First World Problems

Post by Rob Lister » Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:59 pm

If it is airtight in a clean, stainless steel container with little oxygen, and is periodically stirred, gasoline will last a very long time. Many years, if not indefinitely. The problem is that gasoline is never stored in that kind of container, so it does go bad.
And that's all I have to say about that.

Except the 'stirring' part is overrated.

So is the 'stainless steel' part. Plastic is fine.

The 'airtight' is important though.

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Re: First World Problems

Post by Bruce » Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:42 pm

The tank of my gas generator is not air tight, and I don't have a convenient way of getting it out of there without getting as all over myself. I would rather just run the generator and annoy my neighbors. :P
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Re: First World Problems

Post by Rob Lister » Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:55 pm

Bruce wrote:The tank of my gas generator is not air tight, and I don't have a convenient way of getting it out of there without getting as all over myself. I would rather just run the generator and annoy my neighbors. :P
It has a tiny little vent in the cap. Very tiny. Let it be.

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Re: First World Problems

Post by ed » Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:00 pm

Rob Lister wrote:
If it is airtight in a clean, stainless steel container with little oxygen, and is periodically stirred, gasoline will last a very long time. Many years, if not indefinitely. The problem is that gasoline is never stored in that kind of container, so it does go bad.
And that's all I have to say about that.

Except the 'stirring' part is overrated.

So is the 'stainless steel' part. Plastic is fine.

The 'airtight' is important though.
Buy a nitrogen bottle for a cruvinet (a first world product tm) set up and put a layer of that on the gas.
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Post by ed » Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:01 pm

Bruce wrote:I don't have a convenient way of getting it out of there without getting as all over myself. :P
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Re: First World Problems

Post by Fid » Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:19 pm

Chances are your gasoline has added methanol which is prone to absorb atmospheric h20. I would suggest you purchase a small amount sta-bil add it to the fuel in there then run it dry.

You might want to do a google search for stations that sell methanol free fuel.

One more thing, you need to exercise your generator about once a month.

If you work in a facility that has an aux generator, ask the maint guys.
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Re: First World Problems

Post by Fid » Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:42 pm

Addendum: One day a fellow brought his generator into the shop, the engine was fine. The rotor and stator however were fucked. It turned out he bought the thing a few years ago and never took it out of the box. The problem was clearly a mfg defect which would have been covered by warranty.
Unfortunately the warranty was one year from date of purchase.
The poor guy had to weather the Y2K bug on his own.
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Re: First World Problems

Post by Bruce » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:06 pm

Fid wrote: The poor guy had to weather the Y2K bug on his own.
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Re: First World Problems

Post by Rob Lister » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:18 pm

I still have a gross of 12g from that disappointing debacle.

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Re: First World Problems

Post by Fid » Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:08 am

Oops it's ethanol aka vodka.
https://www.pure-gas.org/

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Post by Doctor X » Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:15 am

The Moet has lost its chill.

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Re: First World Problems

Post by Witness » Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:02 am

Not about gasoline, but clearly a first world problem:
Mount Everest: Melting glaciers expose dead bodies

Expedition operators are concerned at the number of climbers' bodies that are becoming exposed on Mount Everest as its glaciers melt.

Nearly 300 mountaineers have died on the peak since the first ascent attempt and two-thirds of bodies are thought still to be buried in the snow and ice.

Bodies are being removed on the Chinese side of the mountain, to the north, as the spring climbing season starts.

More than 4,800 climbers have scaled the highest peak on Earth.

"Because of global warming, the ice sheet and glaciers are fast melting and the dead bodies that remained buried all these years are now becoming exposed," said Ang Tshering Sherpa, former president of Nepal Mountaineering Association.

"We have brought down dead bodies of some mountaineers who died in recent years, but the old ones that remained buried are now coming out."
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-47638436

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Re: First World Problems

Post by sparks » Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:39 am

Not AGM. Gawd's will. As retribution for ... Nothing. Absolutely nothing. He is quirky that way.
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Re: First World Problems

Post by Nyarlathotep » Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:06 am

This song sums it up
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